Lord Houghton of Richmond

Crossbench Peer

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  • AUKUS Security Partnership - Question 13 Feb 2024

    Superficially, this sounds like very good news and I welcome it, but were there no voices at the National Security Council that spoke to caution at all in respect of risk and affordability? In terms of affordability, Team Barrow sounds quite expensive. Is this again going to be at the expense of the conventional programme of UK defence? In terms of risk, is there not a risk of leakage of our...
  • Homelessness: Veterans - Question 31 Jan 2024

    My Lords, I sometimes worry that Questions such as this convey a wider impression that military service somehow leads to long-term social disadvantage. That is just not the case. A glance at the figures on the national census from England and Wales shows that, if you have not done military service, you have a 20% chance of reaching the age of 65 and only a 5.1% chance of passing the age of...
  • Ukraine - Motion to Take Note 26 Jan 2024

    My Lords, I offer my own welcome to the noble Lord, Lord Camoys, and congratulate him on an excellent maiden speech. If I may make so bold, his relative youth, which I welcome, reminds me that the Oxford Union will debate the situation in Ukraine at its meeting on 22 February. The motion will be: “This house believes Ukraine should negotiate with Russia to end the war now”. I have been...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 20 November 2017

Currently held offices

  • Member, International Relations and Defence Committee (since 31 Jan 2024)
  • Member, AI in Weapon Systems Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)

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